Other games ME reminded me of

#1 Posted by oraknabo (1589 posts) -

I never played KOTOR, so I can't compare the two, but this game reminded me a lot of a few other games:

Flashback: Quest for Identity - Especially the missions in the Citadel reminded me of the middle sections of Flashback set in the New Washington area.

Xenosaga - I realize there were no little girls or giant robots in ME, but the overall environments, atmosphere and story reminded me a lot of Xenosaga.

Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative - This was an old text adventure set in a virtual version of the first Star Trek series where you could wander around the the Enterprise and navigate to any planet you knew the name or coordinates of and could have discussions with various aliens and crew using a limited standardized protocol.

#2 Posted by Termite (2428 posts) -

It reminded me of Bioshock a bit...with all the morality things. Of course ME was more robust in that way but it sort of reminded me of it

#3 Posted by Joker (702 posts) -

Mass Effect reminded me of Anarchy online for some reason.

#4 Posted by giyanks22 (2950 posts) -

Mass Effect was most like Kotor. How you get to choose where your ship takes you. Mass Effect is basically a non-Star Wars KOTOR if you get what I am saying.

#5 Posted by eileen_orr (56 posts) -
giyanks22 said:
"Mass Effect was most like Kotor. How you get to choose where your ship takes you. Mass Effect is basically a non-Star Wars KOTOR if you get what I am saying.
Yeah I agree with you, but in my opinion KOTOR was a more enjoyable experience. Not that I didn't like Mass Effect, it's a brilliant game, but I just had more fun playing KOTOR.

Well I know it's been said before but the fighting elements (biotics aside) was very similar to Gears of War, I thought it worked well.
#6 Posted by Magnum (375 posts) -

Hopefully the ME engine was a test run for KoTOR 3.

#7 Posted by tancred8120 (102 posts) -

It was a lot like KOTOR

#8 Posted by sterbacblu (271 posts) -

I've gotten slammed for this before but I think it was a lot like Oblivion, at least in regards to structure.  There's a basic story line with multiple side quests that are tied together into their own little stories.  I thought ME was much better for a number of reasons, but still I feel they share similarities.  

#9 Posted by Shawn (3843 posts) -

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but after I finished the story it made me feel like winner.

So.. Big Rigs?

#10 Posted by Magnum (375 posts) -

said: lol

#11 Posted by Kloreep (147 posts) -
The Ur-Quan Masters. The main mode of conversation & combat takes place on ground in ME rather than in space in UQM, but there are definitely some similarities; KOTOR+UQM would be a pretty good summation of Mass Effect's gameplay.
#12 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3244 posts) -
Magnum said:
"Hopefully the ME engine was a test run for KoTOR 3."
No sir , Mass effect is gonna be a kick ass trilogy
#13 Posted by Seram (196 posts) -

I was reading a lot of Mass Effect back story, and then taking into consideration all of the character arcs and such you can learn after developing your companions enough, the Mass Effect universe is a really big and interesting one, much like Star Wars (of course Star Wars is way bigger, Expanded Universe hmm?). Anyway back on topic, this game reminded me a lot of Kotor lol.

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